1. 750 people killed in Iraq’s violence in April: UN
    BAGHDAD, May 1 (Xinhua) — A total of 750 Iraqis were killed and another 1,541 injured in violent attacks in April, most of whom civilians, according to a statement released on Thursday by the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).
  2. Taliban bomber kills 13 in Afghanistan
    KABUL – A Taliban suicide car bomb killed at least 13 people, including six policemen, on Thursday in a normally peaceful region of eastern Afghanistan, officials said, nearly one month after elections.
  3. Car bomb attacks in Syria kill 18, including 11 children
    Reporting from Beirut—A pair of car bombs in Syria’s central Hama province killed 18 people, including 11 children, state media reported Friday.
  4. UPDATE 6-Bombs, protests hit Egypt in run-up to presidential election
    CAIRO, May 2 (Reuters) – Two suicide bombings in Egypt’s South Sinai killed a soldier and wounded at least eight people and two other bombs killed two people in Cairo on Friday, less than four weeks before a presidential election is due to be held, official sources said.
  5. Six Killed as Officials Count Iraq Ballots
    Attacks north of Baghdad, including a car bomb set off by a suicide attacker, killed six people on Friday, just days after Iraq’s parliamentary election.
  6. Yemen Al Qaida denies claim 70% of fighters are foreign
    Sana’a: Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (Aqap) has denied a claim by Yemen’s president that 70 per cent of its fighters in Yemen are foreigners, according to SITE Intelligence Group which monitors radical websites.
  7. Report on Flight MH370 in line with openness: Malaysia
    Malaysia’s acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said here Friday that the releasing of the preliminary report on the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that went missing in March was consistent with the country’s stand.
  8. Nigeria abduction: 276 girls still missing
    MAIDUGURI: The number of kidnapped schoolgirls missing in Nigeria has risen to 276, up by more than 30 from a previous estimate, police said, adding that the actual number abducted by Islamic extremists on April 14 was more than 300.
  9. Over 250 missing after landslide in northeastern Afghanistan
    KABUL: A police chief says 250 people are missing after a landslide buried a village in northeastern Afghanistan.
  10. NGO: deal for Syria rebels to withdraw from Homs bastion
    Syria’s government and rebels have reached a deal under which opposition fighters holed up in besieged parts of Homs city will withdraw during a ceasefire, an NGO said on Friday.